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Don't Go (For You 3) Alexa Riley 2022/8/3 13:49:56

“Then take a seat.” I motion to the chair in the corner of the room. Without missing a beat he walks over and sits down. I’m a little shocked but return to my work.

I wait for him to say something else, but he doesn’t. I feel his eyes on me as I turn around and try to concentrate on my tasks.

Hours pass and he sits there watching me. He hasn’t said another word and neither have I. The whole day has been wasted because his presence is making it impossible for me to focus. I’ve felt his stare on every inch of me, and it’s more than I can handle.

I’ve had enough and I slam my hands on the table. “Fine!”

He stands up and walks over to me. “I’ll pick you up at five when you leave work.”

Before I know what’s happening, he snakes an arm around my waist, pulls my body against his, and takes my mouth in a deep kiss.

I should fight him, but my body does the opposite of everything my head is telling it to do. It feels like my heart has found its missing piece, and I give in.

His palms press against my spine, pulling me as close as possible. When they slide up to the top of my ribs, I gasp and jerk back. The pain from the bruising shoots up my torso, and the shock of it takes me by surprise.

“Did I hurt you?” Concern shows in his face.

“No, sorry, it’s just… I…”

“Tonight,” he says, cutting me off and placing a soft kiss on my lips.

He takes a step back and then smiles at me before leaving the room. I’m left alone in the lab wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. I’m not sure my heart can take much more.

Kory and I didn’t have much time together, but the things that reminded me of her never left. I saved what I could from that night, and I cherished it. Even if most of it was only a memory.

Seeing her today in the cab was more than I had ever imagined. I watched her run from her building into a cab, and I didn’t have a choice. I jumped in the back without thinking, and then I mauled her like an animal. Maybe that’s what I’ve become. I’ve been denied what I’ve wanted for far too long and I could only react to her presence. One look at her and I had to kiss her. All those years of fantasizing what it would have been like, and my imagination wasn’t even close. The feel of her lips against mine, the curve of her body, and the sound she made when I tasted her.

I wasn’t prepared for what seeing her would do to me, and I lost control. I almost lost it again when she got away from me in the building, but one phone call got me into her lab.

Watching her work for hours was strangely calming. It was as if my soul knew she was close and it could finally relax. We weren’t going anywhere without her, and I made sure of it. I couldn’t take my eyes off her as she moved around the room. From the way she held her hands to the way her legs crossed, she was erotic. Everything about her turned me on, and I didn’t want to blink and miss something. It had been so long since I’d seen her, I didn’t want to leave her side again. But this pit stop was important, and I want tonight to be perfect

We’ve got some catching up to do, and I want all the cards on the table. I let her get away once, and I won’t let it happen again. After all this time, I worried she might not feel the same way as I do. But after feeling her in my arms, and knowing she felt it, too, it’s clear that not one thing has changed.

When the clock strikes exactly five o’clock, I grab my bag and stand from my desk. Terror grips my throat, and I don’t know if it’s because I’m afraid Henry won’t show, or if I’m afraid that he will. Today was somewhat productive after he left. I spend the past few hours trying to sink myself into work and forget about the possibilities tonight might bring. I’ve always considered myself a strong woman, once I grew up a little. I’m someone who doesn’t need others, but with Henry I’m weak. I try to give myself a pep talk as I take the elevator down, but I know the second my eyes lock on his I’m going to be a goner.

When I get to the lobby I don’t see him and a sinking feeling hits my chest. Would he really stand me up after the big fuss he made this morning in the lab? Just as I’m about to walk outside, one of the security guards comes over and smiles at me.